This is one of the everlasting issues of the internet, and the world. Many people debate whether Apple is better than Microsoft or vice-versa. The people can be divided into two categories, Mac people, and PC people.
Stereotypically, Mac people are those indie looking kids with tight pants, converse shoes and their CD collection ranges all the way from Sonic Youth to Queens of the Stone Age to Simon and Garfunkel, in the world of the internet, they are massively hated on with nicknames such as ‘macfag’ etc. On the other hand, PC people are thought of as those gamer kids who do nothing but play World of Warcraft on a Saturday night with a lifetime supply of raman noodles and soda. Those are the two main arguments of the people of the internet.
Macs give you a sense of individuality, are stylish, and have different applications aimed more towards the artistic side of people with editing programs such as Final Cut for films, Pro Tools for music editing, and Photo Booth which its only use is for people to post goofy pictures of themselves on facebook. PC’s are more for the businessmen who like to keep track of their documents in a more stern and ‘traditional’ way, the gamer kids, and pretty much everyone else who doesn’t know what they really want in a computer.
The war started in 1976, when after only a year of Microsoft’s existence , Apple Inc. was founded. In the early years, Apple was nothing but the runner-up company to Bill Gate’s soon-to-be empire. Through the 80’s and 90’s Microsoft was the leading company. In the early 2000’s Apple started making a comeback with the new iMac and the creation of the iPod, a product that would change the way people listen to music, Microsoft however, was still the bigger industry. In recent years though, statistics showed that the value and popularity of Apple has surpassed that of Microsoft with a value 200 billion dollars, while Microsoft is worth 197 billion. Apple is no longer the underdog.
Regardless, the question still remains, Apple or Microsoft. Which one are you?
By: Humberto De Armas, IB12